Monday, 27 February 2012

sailboat yacht suit for you

So you’ve just learned to sail or maybe are tired of waiting for that invitation to saiLinkl on Puget Sound on your friend’s boat. It’s time to take the plunge and buy your own sailboat.

The type of sailboat you buy should reflect the type of sailing that you plan to do, and where you will be spending the majority of your time on the water. Here are some questions you should consider before investing in that new or used sailboat:

How will you spend your time on the sailboat?
The type of boat you want is greatly dependent on how you will spend the majority of time on it. Are you looking to spend a few hours on the lake after work? Take a 3-day vacation to Blake Island on Puget Sound? Or do you want to go on a 3-week excursion up into the San Juan Islands or Gulf Islands?

Sunday, 5 February 2012

beautiful island...wait what? luxury yacht

i tough it was a beautiful island for jetsetters, but actually it was a great luxury yacht. amazing!

trully my future dream!

the type of luxury yacht

After I explained the meaning of cruise ships, now let's find out how many jeniskah yacht in the world. But for those of you who have not had time to read about the notion that there is a cruise ship in the previous article please click here!

Well, if you already know the definition of cruise ships, so now turn to find out the types of yachts in the world. That characterize many types of cruises
into various categories. But I tried to give an overview in general terms. If there is a reasonable addition or reduction occurs because people's perception of the very diverse types of vessels. Sometimes there is a rank of size, but some are from the function. But whatever we think it's all right. The differences are what make this world beautiful. Do you agree?

Well, here's the types of yachts in the world:

A. Curuise Mega Ship
From the name is already reflected that the ship Mega Cruise Ship is the kind of large yachts and luxury. It's a big ship can accommodate 3000 passengers. Recreational facilities such as restaurants, bars and pubs, nightclubs and discos, shopping areas, theaters and Cinemas, galleries and museums, libraries, casinos, personal care areas with gyms and spas, swimming pools and other facilities are complete and luxurious is the priority of ship types Mega Cruise Ship is. Even so the development of science and technology in the field of cruise ships, ship capacity is now classified into types of Mega Cruise Ship passengers can reach 5000 in one go. Amazing is not it? That is the greatness of man with his brain.

2. Small Cruise Ship (Yacht)
Is a kind of medium-sized yacht. Capacity of this type of yacht is only a few hundred people. Why a little? Because Small Ship Cruise prefers berifat services closer to its passengers. Passengers who choose a Small Ship Cruise usually tend to want a private atmosphere with the luxury of always present in it. Package tours offered by the cruise ship even this type tend to be specific such as ecotourism, culture or history cruises, conventions at sea, sea sports, singles cruises, senior cruises, incentive cruises, etc. business. The goal is also different from the Mega Cruise Ship. Choose to place more difficult to reach by Mega Cruise Ship itself.

3. Luxury Cruise Ship
This cruise ship passengers and not a lot of great importance because they are selling boat is a luxury in every facility and accommodation in Luxury Cruise Ship is. Cruise ships of this type are usually in booking by guests who are the richest people in the world classes or State officials in uni arab emirates also the plains of Europe and America.

4. Ocean Cruise Ship
Cruise ships of this type are usually prepared with all the equipment to deal with obstacles in the ocean like a storm, high waves and other severe weather. These types of ships can sail up around the world because of the preparation that has matured from his own ship and sailor.

5. Expedition Cruise Ship
You ever watch discovery channel program? Researchers and reporters from the discovery channel typically use this type of cruise ship to sail the seas for their expedition that will be specially screened on TV. Well that's kind of ships which are classes of ships Expedition Cruise Ship.

Now you fainted, how many types of yachts that exist in this world! You can also choose one of the many types of cruise ships is to be a place to work. All of which certainly has its own pleasure you've never realized before.

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history of luxury yacht part two

"Yacht" a boat with decks, sails and cabins, It draws very little water & is excellent for short voyages. One is accustomed to using them for promenades & short crossings."

Boating for pleasure is, of course, nearly as old as boating itself. As early as 3,000 BC, Egyptian pharaohs were buried alongside elegant and slender oared barges intended to carry them through the heavens in the afterlife, they were built in the same regal style as the ships in which they cruised the Nile. These ships were no small feat of workmanship, measuring up to 130 feet and carefully are fitted together without the use of nails. In addition, since wood was scarce and was imported from Lebanon, such vessels were most certainly a royal prerogative. This remained the case for centuries.

It wasn't until the late 1500's that water-borne recreation took on a more human scale and a less aristocratic mien. It should be no surprise that this transformation took place in that most maritime of countries. For centuries, the Netherlands had depended upon and cultivated its countless waterways as its primary means of transportation, both of goods and of people. The successful opening of trade with the Indies brought vast wealth to whole sectors of Dutch society, and it was only natural that this bounty expressed itself on the sea.

Even prior to the "great boom" of the early 1600's, many of the Netherlands' small, open or half-decked craft, such as the round-sterned kaag, were often used as pleasure craft. It was an easy and natural progression to deck them over and provide for a small cabin, usually aft, but occasionally in the middle of the boat. As Dutch town-dwellers grew more affluent, more and more of these crafts were being built exclusively for pleasure. By 1620 hundreds of yachts were plying Holland's canals and its inland sea some owned by the Dutch East India Company and its officers, but many more owned by shareholders and other indirect beneficiaries. As early as 1630, boisterous racing competitions were being staged, often pitting neighboring cities against each other in friendly rivalries. Waterborne parades and even mock-battles became a staple of Dutch entertainment culture; even their pleasure-yachts celebrated the country's naval prowess by carrying cannons.

Charles II was 16 years old when first transferred to an island off the coast of France for his and the Royal lineage's security. There he began sailing to pass the time, and a deep and lasting love of the sea was kindled in him. After a failed attempt to avenge his executed father and reclaim control of England in 1649, he was forced into exile, traveling in disguise to Brighton (then called Brighthelmstone), where he chartered the 31-foot collier Surprise to make the crossing to safety in France. He soon moved to Holland, where his delight in sailing was readily and constantly fulfilled.

Upon his return to England in 1660, the Dutch East India Company presented Charles II with a handsome gift: a 66-foot yacht, finely decorated, provided with 6 3-pound guns and leeboards in the Dutch style. The King was to name this fine vessel after his sister, Mary a fond if ironic gesture, since Mary herself hated sailing and was terribly prone to seasickness. The King commissioned several more yachts, as did his brother James, Duke of York, beginning a royal patronage of the sport that was to last down to modern times. Charles II even sought out the tiny Surprise and bought her, converting her into a yacht appropriately rechristened as the Royal Escape.

During the 17th century, yachting began to flourish across Europe. Vessels of all kinds were commissioned as yachts to the wealthy and powerful, from tiny open boats to small frigates. Yachts were instrumental in discovering new lands and defending vital waterways. They served both as pleasure craft and as working ships, carrying people and messages swiftly and comfortably from shore to shore. Moreover, to this day, people around the world enjoy this "sport of kings," both on small lakes and rivers and on the large open sea.

history of yacht

The design, construction and materials of masts, rigging and sails have changed greatly over the course of the 20th century. From solid wooden masts built from a single tree to carbon fibre sections aerodynamically tested, super light and super strong. For sails there have been developments from natural materials such as cotton, which had a tendency to rot and stretch when wet, to new materials such as North sails 3DL sails using Vectran, carbon fibre, Kevlar and exotic films and glues. This report will be looking at the history of these developments and the technological advances necessary for these developments.


The Rig is the powerhouse of a sailing boat. Through the development of new rig materials and technology efficiency and reliability of the rig can be increased. This leads to yachts becoming faster. In the second half of the 19th century yacht racing was borne as a sport. Initially events such as the America's cup were started, this type of racing lead to the development of measurement and handicap rules. Thus begun the development of racing boats to push the boundaries of these rules. Significant improvements in performance could be found by the development of better rigs. Since the beginning of this century there have been a number of developments in materials and manufacturing, from the use of cotton sails and wooden spars at the turn of the century to the Carbon rigs and cuben fibre sails found aboard the new breed of yachts.

Before investigating the developments in rig technology it is necessary to investigate what the objectives are for developing the technology are. The aims include:

  • Reliability
  • Weight (as light as possible)
  • Price
  • Controllability
  • Resistant to environmental damage
  • Efficiency

The aim of the designer and manufacturer is to find a compromise between all the aims above with the materials and technology available.

New technologies and materials are usually seen first in the development classes, such as the international 14's and international moths. These technologies tend to trickle down into other classes with time. In yachts new developments are usually first developed and tested for yachts competing in the top of the sport. The most expensive and radical developments are found in America's cup yachts. This has been a source of most new technological developments sine the cup first started in 1851. Technological developments are slow to become accepted in the one-design classes, the requirements for a one design class is for a equally matched yacht and also to keep the costs down of buying and maintaining the yachts is an important consideration in the choice of materials and construction of the rig.

Part 1: Mast Materials and Manufacturing.

Mast developments:

There have been 3 main developments in the materials used masts. The main developments happened in the following order: wooden, aluminium, and composite mast materials. Although at present all these materials are still used in yachts and dinghies but only carbon fibre is used in high performance racing machines.

Wooden masts:

Wood was the most common material used in masts in the beginning of the 20th century. It does have some major drawbacks:

  • It is not a light material, especially in comparison to modern composite masts.
  • Greatest strength is achieved by using a single length of wood.
  • Prone to rot if it is not treated correctly.

The problem of greatest strength coming from a single length of wood became important at the beginning of the century in Britain. During the industrial revolution vast areas of woodland were destroyed, for various reasons such as building of ships and for firewood. This meant that the wood required to make masts became harder and therefore more expensive to come by.

Wooden masts had been in use for many thousands of years and proved itself as a reliable means of carrying sail. Things changed in the 20th century as boats began to be built solely for speed and racing. The cost of labor and cost of materials compared to the final wooden mast is no longer economic.

Aluminium masts:

Aluminium masts in dinghies were 1st seen after the Second World War. They were tried in the development class dinghies such as the international moth and the international 14. There was a relatively cheap supply of aluminium standard foil sections from the aerospace industry, which were tried out in these development classes.

At present aluminium masts are the most common for most cruisers and a large number of racing classes. Aluminium was used in the 30's for large yachts, such as the J-class "Shamrock V". She used

The size of the mast that needs to be constructed will largely determine the manufacturing method employed. For simple dinghy masts and small cruisers a standard extruded mast section is commonly employed, these are made by extruding aluminium through a mould. The mast is then chopped to its desired length and the fittings are attached. This is the cheapest form of aluminium mast since it does not require the use of expensive machinery and moulds. The design and manufacturing methods used to make extruded aluminium masts has changed little since the 70's however it is still by far the most popular type of mast that is in use today.

For higher performance and larger masts the same system can be employed, Only that a triangle is cut out of the top of the mast ant the space is bent and welded together. The resulting shape has a tapered top enabling the mast to bend more.

The latest development in aluminium masts is the use of Alustartm. This is an aluminium alloy developed for the marine industry. With a 20% increase in the strength of the alloy over other marine grades the plate thickness used can be reduced, therefore reducing the weight of the mast.[1] It keeps its corrosion resistance, bend ability and weld ability of other aluminium alloys in its group. This alloy is available in plate form with which aluminium plate masts are constructed. These masts are said to be stronger and lighter than extruded aluminium masts, although as yet no comparisons of strength have been found.

Carbon fibre masts:

Carbon masts began to be used in the early 90's, initially in the America's cup and Admirals cup yachts. In the decade since their first use carbon fibre is still not as widely used as one might think.

Through the use of carbon fibre a mast can be manufactured which is lighter and stiffer than an aluminium mast. This can significantly improve the performance of the rig. There are 2 main manufacturing methods employed in the construction of a carbon mast. The first is to use a standard section mould to produce a uniform section throughout the length of the mast. This is the cheapest type of carbon mast as the moulds used to make the standard section can be used more than once. They can be built as "one-offs" for a particular yacht. This type is more expensive since a mould has to be constructed to the specifications of the mast, this mould can usually only be used once. The main problem with carbon is the additional cost of the materials and the increased labour involved. A typical carbon mast will be approximately 7 times the cost of an aluminium mast.

Through the use of modern computer technology, such as CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and FEA (Finite element analysis) the precise loads on the mast can be calculated. Therefore a carbon mast can be built with increased strength in the direction of the principle loads. For optimum sail shape the bend of the mast is very important, it flattens the sail, since a carbon mast can be manufactured with precisely controlled orientation of fibres it is possible to create a mast which has the correct bending characteristics. This is an important advance in technology, complement this with new sail technology and they form a superior aerodynamic shape that could ever be achieved with an aluminium mast and polyester sails. The use of CFD can also determine the flow around the mast and on the more powerful programs the interaction of the sails and the standing rigging can also be taken into account.

Carbon fibre is an extremely well suited material for the manufacture of masts. It offers high strength with low weight, complex shapes can be produced and they have also proven to be reliable. There have been problems with carbon masts recently. The development of carbon masts for IACC yachts have shown that when a carbon mast fails (usually due to under engineering the mast or failure of another rig component leading to the failure of the mast) splinters of carbon fibre are produced and can cause harm to the crew or the boat.

Comparison of mast material:

It is difficult to compare like for like in masts. This is because the strength on the mast is largely dependant on the second moment of area of the mast section. Since the 3 mast materials will use different section shapes it is hard to compare. The other main consideration of mast material is the amount of windage induced by the mast. This windage can be reduced through a combination of reducing the width of the mast and making it a more aerodynamic shape. This is easy to achieve with carbon as the strength of the mast section is easier to create with different second moments of are fore and aft and sideways. Greatest strength and stiffness is required in the side direction and less is required fore and aft. This means that for a wooden mast there is going to be a surplus amount of wood in the fore and aft direction, which in turn means increased weight.

Future mast technology:

Since the introduction of Carbon masts there has been little further work done on alternative materials. There is however continuous development in the design of the masts to get the most out of the material.

Further developments in masts could come from the use of new matrix materials and new fibres. Fibres such as PBO could be used to increase the properties of the mast. The properties of any composite material can be greatly improved through the use of better, more advanced manufacturing methods. The most obvious being the use of an autoclave, which consolidates the laminate much better, resulting in a stronger lighter laminate.

Un-stayed rigs and fixed wing rigs:

Un-stayed rigs have been around for many years, the most successful examples of these are the Laser I and the Topper dinghies, which were developed in the 70's. They have very simple easy to handle rigs. The benefit of a rig such as this is that there is reduced parasitic drag due to the lack of shrouds and stays.

The main company, which manufactures this type of rig commercially, is Aerorig. This type of rig is confined mostly to cruising yachts and is rarely found aboard a racing yacht. This is due to a number of reasons, the most obvious being the simplicity of the rig, which does not provide for a good enough test of sailing skill. This factor however does mean that it is well-suited rig for a cruising yacht. Fig 1 shows the largest un-stayed rig manufactured to date, the mast is 60m tall (197ft). The benefits for this vessel is that the rig is well balanced and can be handled by a single person.

The technological advances in materials and new understanding of how composite materials behave under load have been crucial in the developments of these rigs.

The first noticeable fixed wing rig is to be found on the water speed record boat Yellow Pages.

norman foster luxury yacht

the picture below are yacht that design by norman foster, the design are just simple but elegance and look like bullet shape.

signature_series_yacht.jpg Delving into the world of concepts is this 41-meter / 132 foot Signature Series Private Yacht designed by Norman Foster. She boasts of a unique contemporary shape that makes her alluring. Aptly described, "Lord Norman Foster's work on luxury hotels and residences provided a fresh approach to achieving privacy, comfort and usage of space onboard a motor yacht."

Much emphasis has been given to quality and quantity of space, outdoor terraces, light and views. Hence, the 40 "Signature Series" offers more deck space and interior comfort than any equivalent yacht of her size.

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lux yacht design

luxury yacht design are a blog about the yacht design, that inspire the designer or rich person to build their own yacht. the picture below show you great design of yacht :